Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Taking Care of Peace Lily Plant

Houseplants are usually very nice gifts to send to a friend or a loved one to express what you feel. It could be sent as a warm welcome and congratulations on their new house or office, congratulations on an achievement or a memorial for a loved one who passed away.

One of the most popular houseplants that we deliver is the Spathiphylum, or more commonly known as the Peace Lily. Like the more common calla lily, white petal-like leaves envelope the true flowers which are the central yellow columns. Most of the spathiphylum plants we deliver blooms intermittently all through the year. It is an evergreen plant that tolerates even very dry conditions.

Caring for your Plant

Light: This plant tolerates low light, but ideally, it needs bright light during the gray winter days but during summer, it loves diffused light.

Water: Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.

Handling and care: Feed every 2 months from March to September with fertilizer. When the plant becomes rootbound, divide the roots with a sharp knife after all the flowers have bloomed out. Pot up segments in standard potting soil mix that provides very good drainage.

Leaves that turn brown on the edges and turn yellowish are aging, cut these off. If the leaves tip yellow, it could be that there is too much water, or there is insufficient food.

More plants are lost from overwatering than from underwatering. Excessive wet soil crowds out oxigen needed by the roots and the roots can not support the leaves if they don't have oxygen.

By following this care guide, your plant will live a long time.

Peace Lily Plant

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